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The Far Reach of Volkswagen

The Far Reach of Volkswagen

Think about the older cars you commonly see on the road nowadays. A Pinto here and there… a Mustang… tried and true vehicles that are either tougher than their years or loved enough to survive them. The one we’re not really too surprised to see is a Volkswagen. VW Beetles, the occasional Jetta, the campers. They stick around, passed down through generations. They are still loved, maintained, and functioning. It’s a tribute to Volkswagens that they were popularized in a post-WW2 America at all. Despite bitter feelings about the war in middle America, the efficiency and fun of VWs won over North American hearts and minds, and was crucial to the Wirtschaftswunder, the ‘miracle on the Rhine’, where West Germany was able to build itself up from the ashes with a booming economy.  Many of the Volkswagen models from our distant past are still highly coveted today. The original campers with their tent tops were amazing vehicles, so ahead of their ti ... read more

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DIY vs. Professional Vehicle Maintenance

DIY vs. Professional Vehicle Maintenance

Car maintenance is essential if you want to protect your investment in your vehicle. Some maintenance procedures are more simple than others, but that doesn’t always mean that it should be done yourself, without the help of professional guidance. Depending on whether or not you have a basic understanding of automotive jargon and mechanical techniques, you may be able to handle some vehicle maintenance without professional help; however, this statement comes with a huge disclaimer: not all procedures are as simple as they seem. Many individuals are watching videos online of how to perform a variety of procedures in automotive care; while this is helpful for some of the easier tasks like changing your windshield wipers, and changing your oil, even those seemingly simple tasks can lead to serious problems or safety concerns if done improperly. For instanc ... read more

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